Why not have a go at this idea using a star or heart template as a cute alternative. mix and match the fabrics for homespun charm
TAKES 2HRS COST £5.75
butterfly template (print from online) Paper & scissors Scraps of floral fabric iron-on adhesive, £4, Hobbycraft iron Pencil 3mm ribbon, £1.75 for 5m, Hobbycraft needle & thread Print out a butterfly template (we just Googled it) and cut it out. Take a rectangular piece of fabric measuring wider than the template and iron flat. Cut a square piece of iron-on adhesive and place on one end of the fabric, paper side up. Iron for 2 seconds, then allow to cool before removing the paper.
12Fold the fabric over, then iron for 6 seconds until the two sides have bonded together. Repeat with different fabrics. Place the template on the bonded fabric pieces and neatly draw around it. Carefully cut out the shape, and then repeat to make at least 10 butterflies for your bunting. Cut a 1.5m length of ribbon. Place the tips of a fabric butterfly’s wings on the ribbon and neatly sew each wing in place onto the ribbon using a needle and thread. Repeat to create a length of butterfly bunting as long as desired. Make a loop at each end of the ribbon to hang if needed.